Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary
Need Professional Help? Talk to a Lawyer
Enter Your Zip Code to Connect with a Lawyer Serving Your Area
- Unlawful Enemy Combatant
- 1) Someone who is engaged in hostilities against the United States or its allies -- or who materially supports hostilities against the United States or its allies -- without being a member of a regular armed force of another country. 2) Someone declared an unlawful enemy combatant by the Combatant Status Review Tribunal. Currently defined by federal law in the Military Commissions Act of 2006.